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Cheshire village murder trial starts

Wayne Basnett
Image caption Wayne Basnett was found dead in Hale Village, near Widnes

The trial of a man accused of murdering a man who was shot in the head in a Cheshire village has started in Chester.

Wayne Basnett, 30, of Hough Green, was shot on Pepper Street, Hale Village, in December 2010.

The jury was sworn in at Chester Crown Court earlier.

Michael Derek Eves, 24, of Halewood, Liverpool, denies murder. He also denies attempted murder and assault over two other incidents in 2010.

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